Your child has made a card, they’ve bought or made a gift, now how about a sweet treat for Dad? Here’s a delicious recipe from Marks and Spencer for Strawberry and Coconut Fathers Day Cupcakes, after all they say the best way to a man’s heart is through his tummy 😉
Makes 12 cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
- 225g strawberries
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
For the frosting:
- 125g unsalted butter
- 200g icing sugar
- 40ml coconut cream
- 0.5 tsp vanilla extract
To decorate: 6 strawberries
Hull and halve the strawberries. Soften the unsalted butter. Beat the eggs.
- Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Line 2 x 6-hole muffin trays with paper cases.
- Using the back of a fork, break up the strawberries to a rough consistency, leaving some small chunks intact.
- Beat the butter and sugar, using an electric mixer, until very light and creamy.
- Scrape down the side of the bowl, then add the beaten eggs, a third at a time, and mix until fully incorporated.
- Add the vanilla extract and combine.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Fold this into the wet ingredients, a third at a time, then gently fold in the strawberries.
- Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin cases, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and cool in the trays for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth.
- Add half the icing sugar, and beat until smooth and creamy.
- Repeat with the remaining icing sugar, then add the coconut cream and vanilla extract.
- Beat well until light and fluffy.
- To ice the cooled cupcakes, apply the frosting using a piping bag and nozzle, or with a palette knife or spoon.
- Top each cupcake with half a strawberry.
Over to you now. Did you try these Fathers Day cupcakes? Tell us how you got on in the comments below.